10 Facts about Cormac McCarthy

Sunday, March 20th 2016. | Authors

Find out the interesting information about the American novelist, screenwriter and playwright on Facts about Cormac McCarthy. He was born Charles McCarthy on 20 July 1933. This man earned a Pulitzer Prize.  During his life, he had written 10 novels.  He focused on several genres like post apocalyptic, western and Southern Gothic. Here are some interesting facts about Cormac McCarthy below:

Facts about Cormac McCarthy 1: The Road

The Road is one of the famous works of McCarthy. It was published in 2006. It made him earned James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction and a Pulitzer Prize.

Facts about Cormac McCarthy 2: No Country for Old Men

Another impressive novel from McCarthy is No Country for Old Men. It was released in 2005. In 2007, the novel was adapted into a movie.  In the Academy Award, the movie earned four Oscars.

Cormac McCarthy Author

Cormac McCarthy Author

Facts about Cormac McCarthy 3: All the Pretty Horses

In 1992, All the Pretty Horses was released in the market. This novel gave him National Book Critics Circle Award.

Facts about Cormac McCarthy 4: the adaptation of movies

The novels of McCarthy adapted into movies besides No Country for Old Men are Child of God, The Road and All the Pretty Horses.

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Cormac McCarthy Image

Facts about Cormac McCarthy 5: the first novel of McCarthy

What is the first novel of McCarthy?  It was published by Random House in 1965 with the title The Orchard Keeper.

Facts about Cormac McCarthy 6: moving to Louisville

After McCarthy married, he decided to relocate to Louisville, Tennessee in 1969. He bought a barn here. During his time in Louisville, he created Child of God. McCarthy created the novel based on the actual events.

Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy

Facts about Cormac McCarthy 7: the western genre

The usage of western theme and setting can be seen in No Country for Old Men (2005). Find facts about Colin Thompson here.

Facts about Cormac McCarthy 8: The Sunset Limited

The Sunset Limited is the play published by McCarthy in 2006. It was then adapted into a movie by HBO. The stars of the movies are Samuel L. Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones.

Facts about Cormac McCarthy

Facts about Cormac McCarthy

Facts about Cormac McCarthy 9: The Counselor

The Counselor is the screenplay that McCarthy made. He sold this screenplay to Steve Schwartz, Nick Wechsler, and Paula Mae Schwartz. The stars in the movie are Cameron Diaz, Penélope Cruz, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Javier Bardem. Get facts about Coretta Scott King here.

Facts about Cormac McCarthy 10: the novels

Some novels created by McCarthy are Cities of the Plain, The Passenger, Suttree, Outer Dark, and Blood Meridian or the Evening Redness in the West.

Cormac McCarthy Facts

Cormac McCarthy Facts

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